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miss­ing per­sons re­port had been made by the fam­ily.

But the po­lice have no record of a miss­ing per­sons re­port, which is why it took so long to iden­tify Mr eger’s body.

It was dis­cov­ered last ebru­ary by pig hun­ters just a few hun­dred me­tres from Scenic Drive in west Auck­land.

Ms He­he­p­oto says she never stopped looking for her brother, who she says was re­served, but al­ways will­ing to do lit­tle favours for her.

“He was dif­fer­ent from the rest of us. He was happy-golucky when the time came to be, but he was al­ways uiet and uite re­served. He was just him­self.

“He was hard­work­ing and re­spon­si­ble. He loved his mo­tor­bikes and cars.”

The fam­ily has held a fu­neral and burial for Mr

eger at Waikaraka Ceme­tery, where Ms He­he­p­oto and her chil­dren visit his grave reg­u­larly.

“It’s great for my kids, I talked about him to all of them. He was just a mys­tery to them but they know how im­por­tant he was to me from the fu­neral.”

De­tec­tive sergeant Roger Small says it was tremendous to get a re­sult on the case af­ter such a long time.

“It looked like he might be buried as a John Doe for a while there.”

He says the re­con­struc­tion work of car­di­ol­o­gist Jonathan Chris­tiansen was fan­tas­tic and led to fam­ily mem­bers com­ing for­ward to iden­tify Mr eger.

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